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Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo approaching Bermuda

  HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a huge Category 4 storm today and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to seas that could rise 45 feet (14 meters). The storm was centered about 195 miles (310 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda this morning [...]

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Mexico widens search for 43 missing students

  TIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs up into the hills around the city of Iguala on October 15th in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month. The stepped-up hunt was ordered after investigators determined that 28 sets of [...]

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Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return

  LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — A Harvard University student stuck in Mexico for months after breaking an immigration rule was told Tuesday that he will be allowed to return home to the United States. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had declared that Dario Guerrero Meneses, an illegal immigrant, effectively deported himself [...]

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Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas

  TOKYO (AP) — Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some. Lucky ones saw the moon turn orange or red in what is known as a “blood moon.” The hue results from sunlight [...]

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Killings force change in focus for Mexico leader

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Since taking office nearly two years ago, President Enrique Pena Nieto has sought to project an image of Mexico on the move, beating back chronic drug violence and pressing ahead with historic constitutional and economic reforms, even offering to contribute soldiers to UN peacekeeping missions in other parts of the [...]

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Provocative Argentine exhibit of Barbies is pulled

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Barbie has long been an icon, just not a holy one. A provocative art exhibit featuring Barbie fashion dolls as religious figures such as the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken as a crucified Jesus Christ has been cancelled amid complaints and threats by angry believers, the artists behind [...]

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Ousted Haitian dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, has died. He was 63. Duvalier died October 4th from a heart attack at the home of [...]

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Trash pickers worry about end of dump

  BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the enormous dump in Brazil’s capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell. Known in Portuguese as “catadores,” the people who find [...]

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‘Top Gear’ crew escorted out of Argentina province

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A crew from the popular BBC television program “Top Gear” has left an Argentine province after being denied permission to film by local authorities who said one of its cars had a license plate alluding to the Falklands War between Britain and the South American country. Juan Manuel Romano, [...]

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Reputed drug capo hid in plain sight in Mexico

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords was hiding in plain sight, eating at a seafood restaurant about 10 blocks away from the center of San Miguel de Allende, whose colonial square is a magnet for foreign residents and tourists. Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang [...]

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Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant. No shots were fired during the operation in San Miguel de Allende, a popular enclave for foreigners and [...]

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